They set up a sanitary «bubble» to receive almost 30 floating hotels
The first cruise scheduled to arrive at the Progreso port will have 500 passengers, with certificates of vaccination against Covid-19, but in addition, all the biosecurity measures are already being worked on for the arrival of this vessel after more than a year of inactivity by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Office of the Integral Port Administration (API) of Progreso, Yucatán, announced that it finalizes the biosecurity details for the arrival of the first cruise of this year, which will be due on July 26.
It was also announced that they will be received under all sanitary measures in the Yucatecan port, in addition to a formal act being prepared for them with the presence of state and federal authorities.
In total, there will be 28 cruises from the Carnival Cruise company that have been scheduled for the Yucatecan port, which represent the return of floating hotels to Progress coasts.
As reported, the Carnival Cruise company will begin routes on July 15, after conducting several tests with ships and passengers from Fort Lauderdale, in Florida, and Galveston, Texas with destinations such as Cozumel, Progreso and Majahual to Mexican coasts.
For this reason, the port authorities are implementing sanitary mechanisms for the massive arrival of visitors and the surveillance controls for passengers and ship personnel are being increased.
The restart of operations of the cruise routes will provide an oxygen tank for the tourist activities of Progreso, it is expected that by the end of the year there will be some 98 thousand marine travelers in the six months of the 2021 season and the programming of new routes to Starting next year, the arrival of cruise passengers to the ports of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico is expected to resume.
In Datatur data, on average, the cruise tourist spends 76 dollars per person, in the few hours in which they visit a Mexican destination.In 2019 Yucatan received 470 thousand cruise passengers in 146 ships that docked in the local port, in this way , Progreso is the fourth most important port in the country in this area, below Cozumel, Majahual in Quintana Roo and Ensenada, Baja California.